Joy of Agility

Agile is an adjective. It describes a timeless way of being that matures with practice and skill. If you’ve thought of Agile as a formula, a framework, or a set of roles and rituals to follow, I believe you will benefit from a broader understanding of agility.

Becoming agile involves knowing the difference between being quick or hurrying, moving with ease or difficulty, being in or out of balance, graceful or awkward, adaptable or rigid, resourceful or resentful.

In this talk, based on my book, Joy of Agility, I will share six essential agile mantras, plus unforgettable, real-world agile stories that will empower you to be quick, adaptable, and resourceful in the face of opportunities and challenges.


Joshua began his career as a professional programmer on Wall Street while still in university. In 1996, he founded Industrial Logic ( to share the “light and magic” of software development. During the late 1990s, Industrial Logic helped pioneer lightweight software methods and today is considered one of the oldest and most well-respected agile consultancies in the world. Joshua and his global team of experts love to help people and teams leverage agility in software engineering and product management. He and his colleagues have helped organizations including Google, GE, John Deere, Nielsen, and Ford grow high-performance teams that deliver better outcomes sooner. Joshua is an international speaker, and author of the bestselling and award-winning book Refactoring to Patterns, as well as his newest book, Joy of Agility


Keynote: Joshua Kerievsky (USA)